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Before you can use the MFC, you must set up the hardware and install the driver.
Please read this "Quick Setup Guide" for proper set up and installation instructions.
Step 1
Step 2
For the latest drivers and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother
Solutions Center directly from the driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com
Keep this "Quick Setup Guide", User's Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for
quick and easy reference at all times.
Setting Up the Machine
Installing the Driver & Software
Setup is Complete!

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  • Page 1

    Installing the Driver & Software Setup is Complete! For the latest drivers and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother Solutions Center directly from the driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com Keep this “Quick Setup Guide”, User’s Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for...

  • Page 2

    Warning Indicates warnings that Indicates cautions that must be observed to must be observed to use prevent possible the MFC properly or to personal injury. prevent damage to the MFC. Hint Indicates notes and Indicates reference to the useful tips to remember User’s Guide.

  • Page 3: Carton Components

    ■ Getting Started Carton Components . Control Panel . Scanner Cover Output Paper Support Telephone Line Cord Black (LC31BK) Carton components may differ from one country to another. Save all packing materials and the carton. ■ You must use the appropriate USB cable. ■...

  • Page 4: Control Panel

    Control Panel 1. Photo key 2. Copy keys (Temporary Settings) 6. Stop/Exit 3. Fax and telephone keys 4. Dial Pad For the details of the control panel, see "Control panel overview" in Chapter 1 of the User’s Guide. 5. Mode keys 7.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setting Up the Machine Step 1 1. Removing the Protective Parts ... 4 2. Attaching the Paper Tray and Support ... 4 3. Loading Paper ... 5 4. Install Phone Line and Power Cord ... 5 5. Installing the Ink Cartridges... 6 6.

  • Page 6: Setting Up The Machine

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine Removing the Protective Parts Remove the protective tape and paper in the ADF. Do NOT connect the USB cable. Connecting the USB cable is done when installing the driver. Open the scanner cover by lifting it up. Pull the protective yellow bar out of the machine.

  • Page 7: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper You can load up to 100 sheets of 20 lb (80 g/m ) paper. For more details, see “Paper Capacity of the Paper Tray” in Chapter 2 of the User’s Guide. Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.

  • Page 8: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine If you are sharing one phone line with an external telephone, connect it as shown below. If you are sharing one phone line with an external telephone answering machine, connect it as shown below. Please set the Receive Mode to “External TAD”...

  • Page 9

    Remove the white shipping cover by pulling it towards you. White Shipping Cover ■ The bottom of the white shipping cover is wet with ink that will cause stains, so wipe it clean before you place it down. ■ Do not throw away the white shipping cover.

  • Page 10: Color Block Quality And Alignment Check

    We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement ink cartridges. Using or attempting to use potentially incompatible inks and/or cartridges in your...

  • Page 11

    Step A: Color Block Quality Check The LCD shows: Is Step "A" OK? 1.Yes 2.No Check the quality of the four color blocks formed by the short lines printed on the sheet. (BLACK/CYAN/YELLOW/MAGENTA) If all lines are clear and visible, press on the dial pad to go to STEP B: Alignment Check.

  • Page 12: Setting The Date And Time

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine Setting the Date and Time The MFC displays the date and time, and prints it on every fax you send. Press Menu/Set. Press Press Enter the last two digits of the year on the dial pad, and then press Menu/Set.

  • Page 13: Setting Your Station Id

    Setting Your Station ID You should store your name and fax number to be printed on all fax pages that you send. Press Menu/Set. Press Press Enter your fax number (up to 20 digits) on the dial pad, and then press Menu/Set. Fax:_ Use the dial pad to enter your name (up to 20 characters), and then press Menu/Set.

  • Page 14: Selecting A Receive Mode

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine Selecting a Receive Mode Are you connecting an external telephone or external telephone answering device to the MFC? Are you using the voice message function of your external telephone answering device? Do you want the MFC to answer fax calls only? Dial pad There are four possible receive modes:...

  • Page 15: Selecting Your Language (canada Only)

    Selecting Your Language (Canada Only) Press Menu/Set. Press Press Select your language (ENGLISH or FRENCH) by using English Press Stop/Exit. Sending in the Product Registration and Test Sheet (USA Only) Fill out the Product Registration and Test Sheet. Place the sheet face up in the Automatic Document Feeder.

  • Page 16: Step 2

    ® ® PaperPort and TextBridge OCR. On-Line Registration You will be pointed to the Brother Product Registration Web Page for quick registration of your MFC. Documentation View the User’s Guide and other documentation in PDF format. (Viewer included) Brother Support...

  • Page 17

    Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software Follow the instructions on this page for your operating system and interface cable. For USB Interface Cable Users ... Go to page 16 (For Windows For Network Interface Cable Users ... Go to page 24 (For Windows For USB Interface Cable Users ■...

  • Page 18: For Usb Interface Cable Users (for Windows ® 98/98se/me/2000 Professional/xp)

    If the installation does not continue automatically, please open the MFL-Pro Suite installer menu again by double-clicking the setup.exe program on the Brother CD- ROM, and continue from Step the MFL-Pro Suite. Make sure any media cards are not inserted into the media drive of the MFC.

  • Page 19

    If the installation does not continue automatically, please open the installer menu again by double-clicking the setup.exe program from the root directory of the Brother CD-ROM, and continue from Step When the PaperPort is displayed, click Next. ®...

  • Page 20

    Click Finish to complete installation. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Installation window appears, click Next. If an error message appears at this point in the installation process, you will first have to uninstall it.

  • Page 21: For Windows

    Turn on the MFC by plugging in the power cord. It will take a few seconds for the installation screen to appear. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. Follow the instructions on the screen. Select BRUSB: USB Printer Port, and then click Next.

  • Page 22

    If you click No the Scan keys on the MFC will be disabled. Even if you select NO, later you will be able to launch the Brother Control Center to use the Scan key by double clicking the Smart UI icon on the desktop. This loads the Brother Control Center to the task tray.

  • Page 23: 2000 Professional Users Only

    Turn on the MFC by plugging in the power cord. It will take a few seconds for the installation screen to appear. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. Follow the instructions on the screen. 2000 Professional Users Only If the Digital Signature Not Found dialog boxes appear, click Yes to install the driver.

  • Page 24

    If you click No the Scan keys on the MFC will be disabled. Even if you select NO, later you will be able to launch the Brother Control Center to use the Scan key by double clicking the Smart UI icon on the desktop. This loads the Brother Control Center to the task tray.

  • Page 25: Xp Users Only

    Turn on the MFC by plugging in the power cord. It will take a few seconds for the installation screen to appear. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another, please wait for a while.

  • Page 26: For Network Interface Cable Users (for Windows ® 98/98se/me/2000 Professional/xp)

    Note: If it does the installation will automatically continue. If the installation does not continue automatically, please open the installer menu again by double-clicking the setup.exe program from the root directory of the Brother CD-ROM, and continue from Step ® ® ® ®...

  • Page 27

    ® Click Finish to complete installation. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Installation window appears, click Next. will start If an error message appears at this point in the installation process, you will first have to uninstall it.

  • Page 28

    Installing the Driver & Software For Network Interface Cable Users ® (For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP) When the Brother Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes, if you agree to the Software Licence Agreement. Select Network Interface, and then click Next.

  • Page 29

    If you click No, the Scan keys on the MFC will be disabled. Even if you select NO, later you will be able to launch the Brother Control Center to use the Scan key by double clicking the Smart UI icon on the desktop. This loads the Brother Control Center to the task tray.

  • Page 30: For Usb Interface Cable Users

    Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software For USB Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Make sure that you have completed the instructions from Step 1 “Setting Up the Machine” on pages 4 - 13. Turn off and unplug the MFC from the AC outlet and disconnect it from your ®...

  • Page 31

    Click the Brother Ink icon you installed. On the right side of the Chooser, select the printer to which you want to print. Close the Chooser. The Brother PC-FAX Send, Printer and Scanner drivers have been installed. To install Presto! PageManager ®...

  • Page 32: 10.1/10.2.1 Or Greater Users

    Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click the Start Here OS X icon to install the printer driver, Scanner driver, Brother PC-FAX Send and Remote Setup program. If the language screen appears, select your language. Click MFL-Pro Suite to install.

  • Page 33

    Open the Utilities folder. Open the Print Center icon. Click Add Printer... Select USB. Select MFC-3820CN, and then click Add. Select Quit Print Center from the Print Center menu. The Brother Printer driver, Scanner driver, Brother PC-FAX Send and Remote Setup Program have been installed and the installation is now complete.

  • Page 34: For Network Interface Cable Users

    Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software For Network Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Make sure that you have completed the instructions from Step 1 “Setting Up the Machine” on pages 4 - 13. Turn off and unplug the MFC from the AC outlet and disconnect it from your ®...

  • Page 35

    Open the Chooser from the Apple menu. Click the Brother Ink (IP) icon, and then select BRN_xxxxxx. Close the Chooser. xxxxxx are the last six digits of the Ethernet address. Network User's Guide Chapter 5 on the CD-ROM. The setup is now complete.

  • Page 36: 10.2.4 Or Greater Users

    Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software For Network Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Make sure that you have completed the instructions from Step 1 “Setting Up the Machine” on pages 4 - 13. Turn off and unplug the MFC from the AC outlet and disconnect it from your ®...

  • Page 37

    Open the Utilities folder. Open the Print Center icon. Click the Add Printer... button. Select Rendezvous. Select Brother MFC-3820CN (BRN_xxxxxx_P1), and then click the Add button. xxxxxx are the last six digits of the Ethernet address. Network User's Guide Chapter 5 on the CD-ROM.

  • Page 38: For Network Users

    This section is for using the machine on a network. An administrator should set up the machine using the following steps. Network User's Guide Chapter Map ® Peer-to-Peer Windows 98/ME Brother Internet Print ® Peer-to-Peer Windows 2000/XP Brother Internet Print ®...

  • Page 39: Installing The Bradmin Professional Configuration Utility (windows ® Users Only)

    Installing the BRAdmin Professional Configuration Utility (Windows The BRAdmin Professional utility is designed to manage your Brother network connected devices such as network-ready Multifunction devices and/or network-ready printers in a Local Area Network (LAN) environment. BRAdmin Professional can also be used to manage devices from other manufacturers whose products support SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).

  • Page 40: For Advanced Use

    ■ For Advanced Use Setting your IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway using BRAdmin Professional ® (Windows Start BRAdmin Professional, and select TCP/IP. Select Search Active Devices from the Devices menu. BRAdmin will search for new devices automatically. Replacement Consumables Ink Cartridge Black LC31BK...

  • Page 41: Compilation And Publication

    Compilation and Publication Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.

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